Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Can\'t believe it! My letter made a difference!
I'm not sure which board to put this on, so I'm just going to put it here.
After a horrible experience with our (former) pediatrician after Isaac's first reaction... and the drawn-out process following in getting him diagnosed and treated... I finally wrote a letter to the pediatrician's office. I detailed our experience, highlighting the places where I felt their care had fallen short, and concluded that we would be leaving the practice but that I hoped this would serve as a cautionary tale and they would change their protocol and treat other families more proactively than they had ours.
A month has passed and I figured my letter had been filed in the circular file. Well, we got home from vacation yesterday and I had 2 messages from the Director of Patient Care at the medical center the ped's office is under. I just got off the phone with this lovely woman and I am walking on air! She apologized profusely for what we'd been through, agreed with me that the care had been substandard, and said she wanted to let me know that as a result of my letter, they have:
1) Distributed new food allergy information to all their staff
2) Changed the protocol with which they handle food allergies (including an AUTOMATIC REFERRAL to an allergist when PA is suspected)
3) Scheduled several in-services for their entire staff to educate on the severity of food allergies!!!
I still feel very comfortable with our decision to switch peds (our new one is in the same office building as the allergist), but I am SO GLAD that perhaps someone else will be spared what we went through. Every little victory counts, right?